Mifepristone: Uses, Dosage, Side Effects, Composition & More - Zoylo
INFORMATION ABOUT MIFEPRISTONE
MIFEPRISTONE is an anti-progesterone. It is used for terminating pregnancy for medical reasons but no later than 84 days after the first day of last menstrual period and can be used for cervix softening and opening before surgical termination of pregnancy. Additionally, MIFEPRISTONE will be given before giving prostaglandin analogue as a pre-treatment for termination of pregnancy if gestation time has crossed 3 months.
• Heavy vaginal bleeding
• Gastrointestinal cramping
• Uterine infection
• Low blood pressure
• Skin rash
It is not necessary for all people to experience the above side-effects.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR MIFEPRISTONE
• Take MIFEPRISTONE with a glass of water on empty stomach and in the presence of health care provider to make sure that you will not fall sick.
• An ultrasound scan will be carried before and after the treatment with MIFEPRISTONE.
• Vaginal bleeding is common for 1-2 days after treatment with MIFEPRISTONE and it can last up to 12 days but if you observe abnormal or prolonged bleeding then consult your doctor immediately.
• You are recommended to use effective contraceptive until your next menstrual cycle because you may get pregnant easily after the treatment with MIFEPRISTONE.
• Sometimes, pregnancy may be expelled before surgery or before taking prostaglandin analogue. Your doctor will check whether complete evacuation has been done or not.
• MIFEPRISTONE use in adolescents is not clear as there is no enough data. Your doctor will check and recommended appropriate treatment.
• If pregnancy occurrsed instead of intrauterine contraceptive device (coil) then before treatment coil will be removed.
• Before driving or performing any strenuous activity after taking MIFEPRISTONE make sure you are alert and normal enough to take up the above activities as this medicine may induce dizziness.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q. How does MIFEPRISTONE work? A. MIFEPRISTONE blocks progesterone receptors and reduce the progesterone effectiveness. Progesterone is necessary for fertilized egg implantation in the uterus and uterine contraction prevention. So, pregnancy can be terminated by blocking progesterone receptors.
Q. Can I take MIFEPRISTONE with rifampicin (antibiotic)? A. No, you are recommended not to take MIFEPRISTONE with rifampicin because MIFEPRISTONE may decrease the effectiveness of rifampicin by altering drug metabolism. Check with your doctor before taking any medicines.
Q. Can I keep pregnancy if termination fails with MIFEPRISTONE? A. No, you are advised to terminate the pregnancy by other means because mifepristone exposure may cause malformation of the foetus.
Q. Can MIFEPRISTONE be used in ectopic pregnancy (fertilized egg implanted outside the uterus)? A. No, MIFEPRISTONE should not be is not used in ectopic pregnancy because MIFEPRISTONE instead of aborting may cause ectopic pregnancy to rupture and leads to severe bleeding.
Q. Does MIFEPRISTONE cause infertility? A. No, MIFEPRISTONE does not cause infertility as it is used in medical or surgical abortions. Medical or surgical abortions are unlikely to affect future pregnancies. If you have any concerns, discuss with your doctor.